Top 10 skaters + stickhandlers you've seen

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  1. authentic

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    I thought it would be interesting to discuss who you believe have had the best overall skating and stickhandling abilities combined. I think we could all agree who #1 is, but who are the best of the rest?

    1. McDavid
    2. Bure
    3. Crosby
    4. Fedorov
    5. Ovechkin
    6. Kovalchuk
    7. Jagr
    8. Malkin
    9. Datsyuk
    10. Lemieux

    HM: Forsberg, Karlsson, MacKinnon, Barzal, Gaudreau, Kane, Kuznetsov

    I'm probably missing a few but that's roughly what I came up with off the top of my head.
     
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    just started watching hockey for first time this yr

    McDavid Kuznetsov Barzal Crosby
     
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    Datsyuk Top 3 All-time
     
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    Odd post considering who I put in my top ten.
     
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    Sergei Samsonov.
     
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    Datsyuk was ridiculous. Barzal reminds me so
    Much of him.
     
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    MacKinnon

    This goal is so amazing I can't stop watching it
     
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    I gotta’ say, Stanislav Chistov was a treat to watch.
     
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    Max Talbot
     
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    Came here to post this skilled little guy, probably could have done more in today’s nhl
     
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    I’ve been going to Pens games since 1976 and in my opinion, Kovalev is the best I’ve seen.
     
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    On top of those already mentioned, Mogilny and Semin were both pretty great. And I’m biased, but Gilmour :)
     
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    Add Denis Savard
     
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    Ooh, and no Selanne mentions yet? Selanne.
     
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    Datsyuk, Crosby, McDavid, Barzal, Kane, Bure, Kovalev, Mackinnon, Gaudreau
     
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    Was he the guy with the 14 minute shift?
     
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    Nylander is amazing at it
     
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    Bure, fedorov, dats, kovalev...American posting this btw
     
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    Oh yeah how did I forget Karlsson? He's probably top 10.
     
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    What about this deke?



    When they show them on the benches. Ha
     
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    Hmmm
     
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    Hmmm #2
     
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    Beliveau, Denis Savard, Datsuyk, Perrault, Lemieux, Gretzky, Orr, McDavid, Makita, Crosby

    HM - Malkin, Dionne, Lafleur, Bure, Kent Nilsson, Messier, P. Kane, ...probably a whole bunch I've forgotten. Oh, and McDavid wouldn't be #1. That would be Orr, possibly followed by Beliveau, who I never saw as a young man, when he still had great speed. 66 and 99 were giants, also. They controlled the game when the puck was on their stick.
    Never saw the Rocket, nor a young Harvey(just with STL, maybe a bit in NY?). Going by people who saw them, they would be considered for this list.

    Oh, and the Soviets were insane! Makarov, Lirianov...
     
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    Pavel Bure has to be the answer.
     
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